6716: Ichihei Nishimura

6716: Ichihei Nishimura

Ichihei Nishimura

He was born on 17 March 1905. He was born as Ichihei Yamada and was adopted into his wife’s family. He was a sawmill worker employed by B.C. Fir & Cedar Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Isa Yamada (mother; nee Isa Yasu), Masuye Yamada (father), Shizue Nishimura (wife), Akio Nishimura (son), Tahashi Nishimura (son), Sadamu Nishimura (son), and Gennosuke Tanaka (brother). His home address is listed as 344 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 March 1905
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Raymond, AB
C-9368 (1528-1531)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6716
Name Ichihei Nishimura



6716: Ichihei Nishimura


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